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A Dream Wedding Venue Near Washington DC

Wedding couple in a field touching foreheads

You’ve said, “Yes!” and now it’s time to say, “I do.” But where will you recite your vows? If you live in the DC Metro area and are looking for the best place to get married, then let us introduce you to L’Auberge Provençale. Our beautiful country bed and breakfast Inn serves as an ideal destination wedding venue near Washington DC. We are just a 90 minute drive from DC, but offer the feeling of being a world away. The essence of Provence is evident from the French Country inspired architecture, warm interiors, expansive gardens and five-star cuisine. Let us help you plan your intimate elopement or wedding in the Virginia countryside.

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Superb Service

We understand that you are both so busy, and can use a lot of help from seasoned wedding professionals. Our team is here to help you every step of the way. Our talented chefs will help you plan a distinctive wedding menu. Our pastry chefs will create a custom cake, as special and unique as you are. And our wedding team is ready to assist you with all aspects to make your day magical, from choosing flowers and table settings, to orchestrating a perfect ceremony, to the last Champagne toast. We’re here to ensure that your day will be flawless and genuine, allowing you to just enjoy each other and and your guests as you start your lives together at our romantic wedding venue near DC.

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Unmatched Excellence

From the fresh ingredients grown in our gardens to the exquisite amenities in our romantic guest rooms, we pride ourselves in providing the best of the best to all of our wedding couples and their guests. The beauty of the Shennendoah Valley surrounds you before you even arrive at our quaint country Inn. Our expansive acreage, orchards and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for creating treasured memories. The thoughtfully designed interiors envelop you with warmth and cheer, while the luxurious appointments found throughout our Inn and restaurant are deserving of our many awards and accolades. We have spent countless hours sourcing the finest ingredients, curating the perfect wine list, selecting the softest linens, and attending to every detail to make sure that your celebration has a distinct blend of personal service and a luxurious feel.

 

Weddig cake topped with fresh flowers with pastoral view behind

Your Wedding, Your Way

Whether you’re looking for that special place just the two of you will remember forever, or a stunning event to impress your friends and family, L’Auberge Provençale is here to fill your every desire. We can create a private and romantic experience for couples looking to elope, or welcome your entire group to take over the whole property! Whatever your needs and desires are, our 30 years of experience ensures that you will enjoy the process and create an experience full of magical memories. It’s your wedding, you should be able to have it your way. We can accommodate indoor or outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Wedding menus can be customized to your tastes and preferences. We can put together a casual daytime gathering or an elegant evening event. Contact us today to start turning your Dream Wedding Pinterest Board into a reality to remember.

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We invite you to peruse our beautiful wedding gallery to start envisioning your special day at Virginia’s most romantic Inn. Then take a look at our convenient elopement and wedding packages to begin your planning process. We’ll gladly take it from there… and, most importantly, “Congratulations!”

 

 

Fine Dining in Virginia Wine Country

Enjoy Fine Dining in Virginia Wine Country & Our Chic Bar

Treat Yourself to Something Incredible

Join us for fine dining like you have never experienced before, or unwind in our sexy and chic bar and lounge. Located in Northern Virginia, our restaurant and bar, La Table Provencale, and bed and breakfast offers an incredible culinary experience and exceptional lodging for those that want the ultimate escape from the ordinary.

Awards and Recognition

  • AAA – 2017
  • Award of Excellence – Wine Spectator – 2017

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The Perfect Date Night Special

Only Have One Night to Get Away? We Have Just the Thing

Now Through November 8, 2018

Lovely Getaway in Virginia

To have no one in your space and have time alone, be taken care of, with no one in your way. Enjoy our One Night Fall Frolic special.

This special includes:

  • One nights lodging in one of our premier rooms or suites
  • An array of Artisan Cheese on arrival in your room
  • $100.00 credit towards dinner for two in our Nationally Acclaimed Restaurant
  • Our fabulous signature gourmet breakfast in the morning
  • A parting gift from the bounty of our pantry, harvested locally and from our gardens and orchard

Suites – $595.00
Premier Rooms – $475.00

Valid: Sunday- Thursday only. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Not valid on holiday weekends.

The Best Girlfriends’ Getaway in Virginia

Have you and your friends been meaning to get together for coffee or a night out to catch up and reconnect? Does the busyness of everyday life keep getting in the way? If this sounds like you and your girlfriends, why not plan a dedicated, distraction-free girls’ trip? Our French-inspired bed and breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley is ideal for hosting groups like you and all your besties! Keep scrolling to read about all the fun and fabulous goodness you and your best gals can look forward to when you book a getaway in White Post, VA.


Relax & Recharge

A sweet escape with the girls is the perfect excuse to unplug and enjoy some time together! Our peaceful Inn is located on lush, serene property that is secluded, safe, and perfect for relaxation and bonding with your best friends. In addition to lounging at the pool with a drink or meandering around the property, you may also choose to book a spa treatment or two at one of the nearby spas we recommend. At night, you can look forward to resting in your comfortable guest room. We guarantee you’ll go home feeling much more refreshed than when your vacation began!


Wine & Dine

Cheers to good food and great friends! Our award winning restaurant and bar is the hottest spot for having a cold beer, a chilled glass of wine, and delicious dishes. Want even more? Take advantage of being in wine country and embark on a wine tour with the Virginia Wine Excursion Package – it’s the best way for savvy sippers and novices alike to get the full experience! If something laid back is more your style, spend a sunny afternoon with your girls and a bottle of rosé right here in our lush and beautiful gardens.


Play & Explore

Although there’s no shame in luxuriating at the pool with a drink in hand all day long, there are endless opportunities for fun when you stay with us. We suggest setting aside an afternoon or two to enjoy activities like horseback riding, golfing, biking, and shopping! We’re located far enough out of the way to offer a calm and quiet atmosphere for our guests, but close enough to nearby attractions to be convenient for unique and quaint outings. Our location offers the best of both worlds!


Book Your Stay

What are you waiting for? Treat you and your best gal pals to the getaway you all deserve! Choose your favorite rooms and escape from your everyday responsibilities to relish some time away.. Want to reserve the entire villa for you and your friends and have the pool all to yourselves? No problem! Give us a call at 540.837.1375 and we’ll take care of you. Or go ahead and reserve your rooms online today. We look forward to hosting you all soon!

Upperville Horse Show – The Oldest in the Nation

Monday June 4, 2018-Sunday June 10, 2018

Horse Show in Virginia

An iconic summertime event and part of the fabric of American Horse sport, the Upperville Horse show dates back to 1853. Before this horses were show at country and state fairs and livestock shows but there was no competitive horse events.  Colonel Dulaney of Wellbourne started the show as a way to encourage better care of horses after he rescued a struggling colt.   Continue reading »

Experience Shenandoah Valley Wine Tasting in the Spring

Northern Virginia Wine Tasting in SpringThere is no better time to visit the Shenandoah Valley and experience exceptional wine, than in the spring! It is a great time to discover why the Wine Enthusiast named Virginia one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in the world.  With our breathtaking vistas and scenic back roads each turn brings a new adventure.  In one afternoon you can go from mountains, to rolling vineyards to picturesque horse farms and visit some of the best winemakers around.  One thing is always a constant..a warm southern style welcome.  You can sip on stunning Viogniers,  or try our world class Cabernet Franc.  This is Virginia and this is how we are! Continue reading »

Fresh Food & Fun Things To Do in Northern Virginia This Spring

We’re so excited that spring is in bloom, and so is our garden, which is coming along nicely thanks to our friendly staff. We’ve got seeds planted in a hot house with our Sous Chef, Brian Volmrich, who is also already supplying us with micro greens for use in our award winning Northern Virginia restaurant. Brian’s current greenhouse was nearly destroyed by the wind storms in early March but has been patched up enough for us to get a good start to the growing season. Brian has also taken this as an opportunity to build a bigger and better greenhouse with help from the Agriculture Dept. of Virginia, so we can really scale up our gardens and summer produce production. There’s always so much to look forward to at our quaint inn and restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley, and this season is no exception. Continue reading »

Fun-tastic Happy Hour at “Le Bar”

Happy Hour drinks in Northern VirginiaJust for fun we started a “Happy Hour”  at the fun-tastic “Le Bar” here at our romantic Virginia bed and breakfast. From 4:00-6:00pm every Friday night, our Happy Hour in northern Virginia will be featuring local brewers, distillers and wine makers. Enjoy the featured drinks along side seasonal bites of great food by our experienced chefs.

Our first happy hour we featured Catoctin Creek Gin and Rye Whiskey from Purcellville, Virginia and a beer flight tasting from Alesatian Brewery of Winchester.  Served with some craft bites, bar bites and Premium Bites, this is a great opportunity to try some of our chef’s fare and some featured cocktails, wine and beers. 

Some of the delicious choices that will whet your appetite alongside some great brews to wet your whistle:Happy Hour food in Northern Virginia

  • Pork Belly Sliders
  • Shrimp Croquettes
  • Artisian Winter Flat breads
  • Duck Hummus with Pita
  • Alesatian Beer Batter Onion Rings

In the future, we will be inviting many cideries, distillers and winemakers to join us for our Happy Hour in northern Virginia on Friday nights. Stay tuned, or visit our Facebook page and like us to keep informed about who will be joining us in the future.  This is a super fun way to unwind after a week of work and join your friends for a couple hours of camaraderie, convivial conversation and great eats and drinks.

Why not turn our Happy Hour into the perfect date night? On Friday evening, enjoy delicious food and drinks at our bar. Then, finish the out the night in one of our romantic rooms or suites and wake the next morning to complimentary gourmet breakfast. Reserve a room at our Virginia bed and breakfast for your next romantic date night by booking now.

Intimate Small Wedding Venue in Virginia

unique weddings in Virginia - bride and groom holding handsIt is that time of year when love is starting to bloom and soon the wedding season will be upon us.  At our lovely Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast, we specialize in small, intimate weddings.  From exquisite elopements to small family gatherings we have the perfect venue for our brides with a lovely setting, superb food, and fantastic service.  

We take care of all the plans from flowers, to music, to photos, even to carriage rides.  Or you can assist in planning your dream wedding with one of our professional wedding planners.  We strive to make the planning of your wedding as stress free as possible, so you can not only enjoy your wedding day, but the process of getting there.

L’auberge Provencale Wedding Reviews

“The wedding exceeded our expectations, everything was wonderful.  The food was incredible and the service top notch.”

“You created an atmosphere and experience that is second to none.”

“Your professionalism, organization, attention to detail, and quick-thinking are qualities we greatly appreciated.  You helped to make a potentially stressful and crazy weekend one filled with fun, laughter and love.  Your knowledge and experience helped us tremendously.”

romantic elopements in Virginia

Start the first day of your new lives with a magical wedding. Whether you are looking to run away, just the two of you, or have an intimate family wedding for up to 50 people, plan your special day at our romantic small wedding venue in Virginia

We know how to make every wedding unique and individual and a day to remember always.

 

Plan Your Northern Virginia Small Wedding Today

Fill out our wedding information request form or give us a call for more information to talk with one of our wedding planners. Call 540-837-1375 today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Getaways from Charlotte, NC

Our Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast provides the perfect escape for weekend getaways from Charlotte, NC, and other nearby North Carolina cities like Raleigh and Durham.

Have an Adventure, or Relax and Unwind

Get a picnic to go and head out for a day of wine tours and tasting in lush and beautiful Virginia Wine Country. Take in the rich history and culture of the surrounding area at historic homes and museums, as well as battlefields and civil war sites. Shop ’til you drop at antique stores and premier boutiques with the latest styles. It’s a challenge to narrow down your weekend plans with so many things to do. Or just relax and let the stress of daily life slip away as you stroll through the gardens

 

Weekend Getaways from Charlotte, NC

Indulge Your Senses

Enhance your stay for a special occasion, or just spoil yourself with one of our romantic specials, adventurous packages or decadent indulgences.

Wine & Dine

Don’t miss an unforgettable gourmet dinner at our award-winning restaurant, La Table Provencale, a true farm to table experience featuring ingredients from local farms and our own backyard.

La Table Restaurant

Drift Off to Sleep

Fall into a plush bed in your luxurious room after a day full of adventure and wake up to a sumptuous gourmet breakfast with main course choices including Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Roasted Duck Breast with Herb Demi, Egg Towers or Cherry Crepes With Minted Maple Syrup.

Romantic Rooms

Book your stay at L’Auberge Provençale today and plan the perfect weekend getaway!

The Brilliance of Fall in the Shenandoah Valley

The fall is the time to visit the Shenandoah Valley and our romantic Virginia bed and breakfast and celebrate the harvest season.  The warm days, and crisp nights and the first of the season crackling of the fireplaces make this the best time of the year.  We have two great seasonal overnight specials.

Grapes hanging from a fall tree

The Two Night Harvest Repast Special is certainly the favorite.  Arrive at your room or suite with 6 chocolate strawberries awaiting you.  Snuggle up together and one night we will deliver to your room a Harvest Repast:

  • Provencale Garden Pesto Soup
  • An array of Artisan Cheese and Accoutrements
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Shenandoah Seasonal Fall Salad
  • Spiced Apple Cake
  • French Bread
  • Bottle of Red or White Wine

The next evening dine in our destination restaurant La Table off our four or five course menu or our Chef’s tasting menu and enjoy a $100 credit towards your dinner.  Of course, two of our signature breakfasts are included each morning.  As a parting gift we will send you home with a jar of our orchard jam or chutney.  And all that for only $285 added to your room rate.

While you’re here at the inn get out in the country and enjoy the weather hiking the Blue Ridge, or horseback riding  through the pastures of the valley.  Zip lining through the treetops bursting with fall color. Or perhaps just enjoy a nice couples massage in the comfort of your suite.  

A couple horseback ride in the sun on a dirt road

Only have one night?  Our Virginia Wine Crush special is just the ticket to a relaxing one day escape.  Included in the package:

  • Bottle of Virginia Wine and Virginia Artisan Cheese in your room on arrival
  • Fall Bouquet of Flowers in your room or suite
  • Wine tour map for self-guided tours
  • Tasting certificate for 2 to a local Virginia Award Winning Winery
  • Wine Tour picnic to take along with you on your Vineyard Trail
  • Our signature gourmet breakfast 
  • A La Table Wine Lovers Apron to take with you home to remember your fun wine escape!

Only 195.00 added to your room or suite.

Pumpkins

Don’t forget to pick up some local apples and carving pumpkins at our farmers markets before all the ghosts and goblins gobble them up!

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